Network Planning Tool for Ka-Band Terrestrial Wireless and Broadband LEO Networks
December 31, 1999
Characteristics of each technology make it suitable for markets with certain characteristics, and unsuitable for some. A Geographical Information System and a mathematical programming package are integrated to form a tool which writes algorithms for selected regions for each technology. They are optimized to predict performance of each technology in the form of cost versus performance tradeoffs. Using these results, the analyst can design an optimum network.